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Letter from John Murray, Earl of Dunmore to Robert Howe
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809
December 25, 1775
Volume 10, Page 366

Letter from Lord Dunmore to Colonel Howe.

Ship Dunmore, Decr 25th, 1775.

Sir: I have this moment received yours of the 24th, and in compliance with your request, have empowered the bearer, Mr Laurie, to agree to any one of your Lieutenants in our custody, being exchanged in place of Mr Batut, Lieutenant of the Fourteenth Regiment, and to an equal number of your privates, in lieu of those of the Fourteenth with you now.

I am, Sir, your most obedient, humble servant,
To Robert Howe Esquire.